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For surveys and rankings of firms outside the UK, see our accounting by country pages.
Accountancy Top 75 firms (UK)
Annual listing of the top UK accountancy firms.
Accountancy Age Top 50 +50 (UK)
Annual listing of the top 100 UK accountancy firms with information on fee income and number of partners. Previous editions of the survey are also available for:
Key Facts and Trends in the Accountancy Profession
Annual publication of statistics relating to members and students of the CCAB bodies published by the Financial Reporting Council.
The reports available online include both current and archived editions:
Top 40 networks 2016
Accountancy Age conducts an annual survey of international networks, associations and alliances comparing latest combined annual total income, previous year's income and number of countries . Rankings and analysis from previous years are also available:
Find a Chartered Accountant
ICAEW members and firms can be searched for by name, location (town, county, country or London post code) or specialisation. Basic details are given for all firms, including name, address, telephone, fax and where available links to email addresses and websites. Details may also be given of principals who are ICAEW members and of any authorisation held by the firm from ICAEW, for example for audit work.
Find a CA – Firms (ICAS)
Online directory of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland covering CA Firms. Search by name and location.
ACCA Directories Online
This site provides access to the ACCA Directory of Members (registered members of the ACCA) and Directory of Business Advisers (with a choice of three separate searches, for an ACCA UK/Ireland firm or ACCA worldwide firm or ACCA non-executive director) as well as providing advice on how to choose an accountant.
Complete list of AISMA accountants
Directory of accountants who are specialists in working for medical practitioners. Firms can be located by location or by firm name.
International Association of Practising Accountants (IAPA)
International accountancy organisation, representing members in 60 countries. The IAPA website includes information about the organisation and a list of members.
EGIAN: European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations
Forum for medium-sized accounting networks and associations.
CPA firm directory (Canada)
Service in English and French provided by CPA Canada. Search firms by name, location, size and specialism.
Find a CFP professional
Listing of professionals authorized by the CFP Board to use the CFP and Certified Financial Planner certification marks. Searches can be made by name and location.
CPA Directory (US)
Described as the largest online directory of Certified Public Accountants in the US. The directory includes a basic search (by name or city, and US state) and an advanced search form (allowing searches narrowed down to Accountants or Firms by: service provided, industries serviced, and US state).
Online French language directory of accountants in France is available from the Ordre des Experts-Comptables. Searchable by region, and then by any of the following: name, department, town, or regional council.
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